2015 NYS Kairos Committee Chairman: Tom Peryea
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CLICK HERE to watch a PBS documentary on the Kairos Prison Ministry.
CLICK HERE to request a copy of the minutes of the last NYS Kairos Committee Meeting.
The Donate button below is for donations to the Wende Kairos Prison Ministry Program only!
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Mission Statement:The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.
To make a donation to the NYS Kairos Committee via the U.S. Mail, please send to:
Kairos of NY
Checks should be made payable to: Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc.
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The 3 Kairos Programs:
I. Kairos Inside: Kairos Programs for Incarcerated Men and Women.
There are currently nine correctional facilities in New York State that Kairos services. Albion is the only womens' correctional facility that Kairos services in NYS. Clinton, Coxsackie, Fishkill, Greene, Gouverneur, Otisville, Shawangunk, and Wende are mens' correctional facilities that Kairos services.
Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers — both clergy and laypersons — works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. A well-organized follow up program is part of this ministry.
II. Kairos Outside: A support weekend for women who have a relative or friend who is, or has been, incarcerated.
There are now three Kairos Outside communities in New York State. They are KO Finger Lakes, KO Mid-Hudson, and KO New Yok City.
Kairos outside is designed to support the families of men and women who are, or have been incarcerated in the country’s state and federal correctional facilities, as well as county jails and our offender programs. The spouses, parents, other relatives and friends of the incarcerated often “do time” right along with their relatives or friends. It is important for them to know that they are not alone and that there is a Christian Community that cares about them. This support is provided in a safe environment with Christian people during a Kairos Outside Weekend. During this Weekend, the Guests will have a chance to interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn how to form small groups of support thereby giving them strength in their life journey. The Purpose of Kairos Outside is to demonstrate God’s grace and love through Christian support for women who have relatives or friends who are or who have been incarcerated.
III. Kairos Torch: Torch is an introductory two-day program for youth ages 24 and under who live in juvenile detention or correctional facilities.
If you wish to become a volunteer with the Kairos Prison Ministry Program in New York
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by Jack Kapanka
You don't know me
Try to believe me
This is my Kairos